About WebFOCUS and Developer Studio
WebFOCUS is a complete, web-ready data access and reporting
system that connects users to data. WebFOCUS accesses and processes
information located in any format on any platform and presents that
information to users through a web browser or through various output
formats such as PDF, HTML, and Excel®.
WebFOCUS Developer Studio is a Windows-based development environment
for creating WebFOCUS applications. Developer Studio provides intuitive
graphical tools that help with interface design, business logic,
and data manipulation. Using Developer Studio, developers can build
powerful webpage interfaces that allow users to create and view reports.
WebFOCUS data access, network communications, and server operations
are provided through WebFOCUS technology. WebFOCUS technology accesses
data without concern for the complexities and incompatibilities
of different operating systems, databases, file systems, file formats,
and networks. You can access both local and remote data on over
35 platforms from more than 65 database formats, including FOCUS,
Microsoft® SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, Informix, Ingres, and DB2.
Other WebFOCUS products and features include the following:
WebFOCUS Maintain. This
allows you to create applications which update, as well as report
on your data.
Maintain development components
are installed with Developer Studio depending on your license.
WebFOCUS Visual Discovery. This
lets you create advanced data visualizations for executive level
Dashboards. Visual Discovery displays data as involved geometric
shapes (for example, points, lines, circles, rectangles) with many
attributes (for example, proximity, size, color). This lets you
view and manipulate your data to discover relationships that are
not apparent in normal tables, reports, or graphs. You can use Visual
Discovery to turn raw data into insightful images which enable you
to understand and discover trends and patterns. If you license Visual
Discovery, then its development components are installed with Developer
Studio. For more information, see the Using WebFOCUS Visual
Discovery to Develop Analytic Dashboards manual.
is an independent application that enables you to schedule the delivery
and automatic running of WebFOCUS reports and alerts, as well as
independent files and URLs. ReportCaster
is not installed with Developer Studio.